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Grupos de interés y regulación ambiental en Colombia: el caso de los recursos hídricos


  • Medardo Restrepo Patiño

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)


Resorting to the menu auctions model developed by Grossman–Helpman (1994) and combining the interest groups models of Aidt (1997 and 1998), Fredriksson–Gaston (2000) and Becker (1983 and 1985) this article shows the effects that different interests have over the performance of the economic instrument (pollution tax) used in Colombia for the control of pollution in water bodies. Whenever differences exist among the influences of various interests different pollution levels will be obtained; which will be the best for the most influential groups but not so for society as a whole. Only when influences are balanced the resulting pollution levels will approach those socially efficient

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  • Medardo Restrepo Patiño, 2006. "Grupos de interés y regulación ambiental en Colombia: el caso de los recursos hídricos," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 65, pages 143-176, Julio-Dic.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2006:i:65:p:143-176

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    environmental regulation; interest groups; menu auctions; common agency; pigouvian tax;

    JEL classification:

    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling


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